Theology In Country Music: Sunday Mornin’ Christian
One of the qualities that turn people off is hypocrisy. This is especially true of Christians. People are repulsed by someone who says one thing and does another. Many times hypocrisy is what keeps some people from coming to Christ. They see how his people confess Christ, yet live like the devil. This sentiment is expressed well by Cal Smith in his song: “Sunday Morning Christian”. Listen to the song, and see if he is not singing truth
God put it this way through the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 29: 13
13The Lord says:.”
“These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is made up only of rules taught by men.[b]
This is a simple lesson. If we profess to live for Christ, our walk should match our talk as best we can. Our lifestyles should not be an excuse for someone not coming to Jesus. It has been said: “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” It has also been said: “I would rather see a good sermon than hear one.”
To those who are critical of the faithful I say to you, just because you use hypocrisy as an excuse from coming to Christ, God will not let you get away with this. I know many believers who sin and fall, but are sincere . They repent and receive forgiveness. “If a hypocrite is what is standing between you and God, the hypocrite is still closer to God than you are.
Until next time
keep it real
pastor greg t.